(CBS Connecticut) — In Roxbury, an ice jam on the Shepaug River caused the river to back up, and move its channel.

The river now runs through a farm field. The new channel has 6-foot banks and has replaced roughly 2-acres of pasture at the Bronson family’s farm.

Roxbury Emergency management Bernie Meehan said the ice jam is more than a quarter of a mile long, and more than 10-feet high.

Very few, if any, buildings are threatened.


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